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AVPro Edge AC-MX-88HDBT 8X8 HDMI Matrix Switch

AVPro Edge AC-MX-88HDBT 8X8 HDMI Matrix Switch

NEW! – REPLACES THE AC-MX88-AUHD-HDBT

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SKU: AVP.AC-MX-88HDBT

Product Information

AC-MX-88HDBT

18Gbps 4K60 4:4:4, 8×8 Matrix with mirrored HDMI & HDBaseT outputs

  • HDMI 2.0(a/b)
  • 18Gbps Uncompressed Bandwidth Support on HDMI
  • 18 Gbps with ICT on HDBaseT outputs
  • 4K60 4:4:4 Support
  • Full HDR Support (HDR 10 & 12 Bit)​

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THIS 8X8 MATRIX SWITCHER HAS DUAL OUTPUTS WITH HDMI & HDBASET

The AC-MX-88HDBT is an 8×8 HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switch. This unit includes 8 HDMI inputs and 8 HDMI/HDBaseT output blocks, and these output blocks have an HDBaseT and HDMI port. The matrix mirrors these ports, and both are active. This matrix supports HDMI 2.0(a/b), HDCP 2.3, up to 4K video resolution, and 18 Gbps bandwidth. We can pass 18Gbps through category cable using the HDBaseT technology we have developed called “ICT.” This switch allows any source (Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray, satellite receiver, game consoles, PCs, etc.) to be shown on any of the connected displays. This matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal can be transmitted through long HDMI cables without losing quality.

Audio delay is “on-board,” so you can manage to lip-sync issue before it is a problem. Also, with built-in Scalers, you don’t have to forfeit that 4K signal because you have a couple of older displays. All that with Full EDID management allows maximum flexibility with today’s broad mixture of sources and displays.

KEY BENEFITS OF USING THE AC-MX-88HDBT

HDBaseT Compatibility Mode (HDBT-C) ~ This EXCLUSIVE AVPro Edge technology allows you to convert high bandwidth signals that are between 9Gbps – 18Gbps like UHD Players, HDR Content, Gaming Systems, PC’s, and Media Players. The conversion uses a proprietary algorithm that impacts the original image as little as possible so you can transmit your HDR and high bandwidth signals over long-distance transmission to a display that supports 4K but does not support 18Gbps. Best of all, this is managed on a per output basis, so you have complete control over what individual runs are “down-clocked.”
ICT Technology on the HDBaseT Outputs ~ ICT (Invisible Compression Technology) is a revolution in HDMI extension technology. This proprietary technology can compress high bandwidth HDMI signals into a more manageable size to fit through a CAT Cable “pipe.” The ICT algorithm can manage all flavors of HDR including 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 as well as signals up to 18Gbps and 4K 60Hz 4:4:4. The architecture of ICT allows it to be compatible with all chroma subsampling types, color spaces and HDMI Deep Color up to 12 Bit. Our technology is unique because it is truly invisible. It is not only invisible to the human eye, but also to HDMI test gear and other sink devices, what comes in is what goes out. What makes ICT special is that we preserve HDR Metadata and color information and depth in its full, original, integrity. Other compression technologies sacrifice these to save space and it will cause very visible banding, color shifting and motion artifacts in the image.

This technology is backed by extensive testing in side-by-side comparisons of ICT vs. directly connected sources. The setup is two identical displays and a single source. The source is split and sent to both displays, one using ICT and one with an 18Gbps cable. The movie is shown in HDR and evaluators are brought in to determine which one is compressed. The results are conclusive, it is invisible. Even to the most trained eye

4K Up/Down Scaling ~ Like other AVPro Edge Matrix Switchers this unit comes with scalers built-in on each of its outputs. With this scaler you can upscale an HDMI output from 1080p > 4K. With the HDBaseT outputs, you can scale from 4K >1080p for HDBaseT compatibility when using 3rd party HDMI extenders. There is a limitation to scaling with this unit, you are not able to downscale on the HDMI outputs, and you are not able to upscale on the HDBaseT outputs.

Extreme EDID Management ~ With 29 on-board EDID’s, including HDR EDID’s, not getting a picture is simply a thing of the past. You can manage the input side of the switch by selecting a preloaded EDID. We also can INSTANTLY read an EDID from any connected display and apply it to the desired input, all with the push of a button. Goodbye EDID problems…

Dual Audio De-Embedding ~ Our unique Audio De-Embedding allows:

  • The user can extract 2 Channel PCM audio from each output (Balanced 5-Pin Terminal Block, pre-made conversion to L/R cables available). NOTE: The Analog Port only supports 2CH PCM – for down-mixing check out AC-ADM-AUHD or AC-ADM-COTO
  • It features 4 digitals optical Toslink outputs with support for 7CH LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, DTS, DTS Master Audio.
  • Extracted audio routing options include
    1. Bind to output (extracted audio switches with the video, this is the default mode)
    2. Bind to input (extracted audio is fixed to the corresponding input by the same number)
    3. Independent (extracted audio can be routed however you like and there are commands to allow it to function as a separate matrix)

Audio Delay ~ With the AC-MX-88HDBT you can manage audio delay on the balanced or digital outputs per output. This features up to 630ms of delay, so your lip sync problems vanish. Audio delay can be managed directly from the front panel for ease of use and simple setup with the push of a button.

Built-in Test Pattern ~ The unit features an internal test pattern that can be initialized to verify that the infrastructure after the matrix is intact. This saves hours of painful troubleshooting and allows you to identify problems before they become problems. The pattern is per output.

Receiver Options ~ There are two receiver options:

  • AC-EX70-444-RNE (Recommended) – Supports full 18Gbps & HDR up to 70 Meters and 100 Meters on 1080P
  • AC-EX70-UHD-R – Supports up to 4K 60 4:2:0 (10.2 Gbps) up to 40 Meters and 70 Meters on 1080P

MATRIX SWITCH APPLICATION

  • Definition – Matrix switchers provide the ability to route any input to any output or to multiple outputs at any time. Depending on the model, a matrix switcher can route HD, UHD or SUHD content in this manner. Additionally, since most venues have audio zones and video zones the requirement to breakout or strip off the audio in often necessary and has become almost a standard feature on matrix switchers.
  • Control – Matrix switchers are generally controlled via 3rd party controller like Control 4, RTI, Crestron and others. Many integrators want ready made drivers for their control system to make programming and deployment easier.
  • Who uses them? – At the heart of almost every custom install is a matrix switch to ease routing and distribution of signals throughout the install including Audio, Video and Control – so, you have a product that can compete on price, performance, compatibility, and control.
  • Matrix Switchers are used widely in both Commercial and Residential Applications

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 16 × 8 in

PVC-coated Products; PVC-coated Wires and Cables

WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals including DINP and/or DEHP, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov or our information page: California Proposition 65 Info.